Category Archives: Furnaces

How do energy efficiency ratings work for furnaces?

You may have heard of energy efficient furnaces, and you’re looking to save on your heating bills. However, you’re not sure what the energy efficiency rating is and what it means for you. Here’s a general explanation of what energy efficient furnaces are and how they can work for you. The ENERGY STAR Rating The … Continue reading How do energy efficiency ratings work for furnaces?

Cold Basement, Warm Upstairs – WHY?!

Heat rises, right? Not necessarily so. In fact, thermodynamic laws simply show that heat moves from higher-temperature to lower-temperature environments. In large part, though, the old physics class credo does hold true. It may not have been too interesting at age 11, but its implications become far more important when we grow up, become homeowners … Continue reading Cold Basement, Warm Upstairs – WHY?!

What we look at when we assess your furnace

Getting your furnace regularly inspected is the key to keeping it operating safely and efficiently throughout the winter. An efficient furnace not only runs less frequently, it also uses less energy so your utility bills stay under control. Most people only think about their furnace when something goes wrong. Professional technicians work with heating systems … Continue reading What we look at when we assess your furnace

What is a heat pump and how does it work?

How Does a Heat Pump Work? What is a heat pump? How does it work? And what can it do to make your Ontario home energy-efficient and comfortable year round? Learning a little about how a heat pump works and then contacting your local ClimateCare member for more information could save you thousands.  Heat pumps Most … Continue reading What is a heat pump and how does it work?

Why Humidify Your Home

Why Humidify Your Home This Winter? The Ontario winters are usually much drier than the hot and muggy summers. With your heating system on for the duration of the winter, the inside of your home will get very dry. Ideal humidity levels are around 40%, though anywhere from 35 to 50% is acceptable. Unfortunately, with your … Continue reading Why Humidify Your Home

Why Does My Furnace Make a Loud Noise

Frustrated? Asking Yourself, “Why Does My Furnace Make a Loud Noise?” Get an Inspection Today! Are loud furnace noises keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep? If so, it’s time for an inspection from ClimateCare to have them identify the exact source of the problem. Ignoring furnace noises could lead to damaged parts and … Continue reading Why Does My Furnace Make a Loud Noise

Help, My Furnace Is Leaking Water When The AC Is Running!

The thought of having your furnace leak water while the air conditioner is running is terrifying. While this sounds like a serious problem with your furnace, most of the time it’s an indication of a clogged drain.   Though usually not an expensive repair item, it still needs to be attended to. Ongoing moisture and standing … Continue reading Help, My Furnace Is Leaking Water When The AC Is Running!

When Should I Replace My Furnace? Ask for a ClimateCare Inspection

While an unplanned heating emergency may let you know it’s time for a new furnace, most of the time the decision is not so clear. Age, condition, efficiency and effectiveness are all things to evaluate when wondering if it makes sense to replace a furnace. Your ClimateCare local member can help you make an evaluation … Continue reading When Should I Replace My Furnace? Ask for a ClimateCare Inspection